Borrow a Tablet Computer
Tablet computers and eReaders can be checked out at the Circulation (front) desk.
We now offer the option to reserve a tablet in advance!
Try one out! We currently have:
Please care for any device as if it were your own:
eBook users: see our eBook guide for more information.
Thanks! Enjoy your time with the device!
How do I change the volume?
The second button from the left on the top of the device is a volume control. Press the left side of the button to turn the volume down, and the right side to turn the button up.
How do I turn the tablet on?
Both types of tablets have a button on the top left corner (above the screen to the left) for powering them on and off. Hold this for a few seconds to turn the tablet on. Pressing and immediately releasing this button will turn the screen back on when the tablet is in standby mode.
What does _______ mean?
Nearly any term that you have questions about can be looked up here: Techopedia IT Dictionary
Where is the stylus?
(Only our Samsung tablets have styluses.) The Samsung tablet has a stylus on the back of the bottom left corner. You may need to (temporarily!) remove the tablet from the case to access the stylus. (Please replace the tablet in its case before continued use.)
Each tablet is configured with three main frames, or screens, which you reach by swiping from side to side. On the screens, you will find:
When you remove the stylus from the Samsung tablets, a "heads-up" menu of stylus apps appears on the right side. If you do not need to use any of the apps in this menu, ignore it and it will eventually go away. It contains:
An extra note about the Samsung tablets: If you have the stylus removed and hover it near the screen without touching anything, the tablet will provide additional information about whatever you're hovering.